Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Are Oat, Almond, Soy, and Other Plant-Based Milks Healthful?

My friends at ConsumerLab.com reviewed plant-based “milks” and say that they can be a more healthful alternative to regular milk.

Plant-based “milks” contain less saturated fat (except for coconut milk) and if they contain no added sugar, fewer calories.

Some also provide as much protein as milk and most provide as much or more calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12.

Being non-dairy, they are also a good milk substitute for people with milk allergies, lactose intolerance, or who are vegan. Plant-based milks are also said to be more environmentally-friendly than cow’s milk.


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